Excellent New Editor Feature #1: Link to Anywhere
Hello there! We recently posted a summary of all the excellent new features on the Showcase Workshop editing engine, going live on WEDNESDAY, 5th OCTOBER. You can check that out here.
This post covers one of the biggest most exciting changes to the editor - something we're calling "Link to Anywhere". This is going to enable you to link to a pre-existing slide that you've already built elsewhere in your showcase.
It's not a copy of that menu or slide; it's just another link to it. So there's still only one copy of that content in your showcase, but you can get to it multiple ways. Kind of like how you can get into Wellington via the motorway, scenic rail, a bumpy flight in or the Cook Strait ferry.
Let's look at an example of how you'd set this up.
ONE: Link to a pre-existing slide.
Say you’re a Financial Services Company, using our Financial Services template. Convenient!
You’ve already got a slide on ‘documentation’, directly accessible from a hotspot on your first menu. But you want to have the very same documentation slide also accessible from the third slide, about credit cards, in your 'Services Gallery'.
Here’s how you’d do that.
First you might like to confirm that your ‘documentation’ slide is looking how it should.
Super. Now you’d navigate to the slide that you want to have the new link, back to this same slide, C1.
In our case, that’s the third of the slides in our “Services Gallery”:
As usual when adding any kind of content, we would draw a hotspot first.
This particular slide doesn’t have a hotspot design baked in, so we’ll add some text to say what we’re linking to - the Documentation.
Now, here’s the magic part!
We’ll go to Add content as usual. Let’s pick “Existing slide”, the 3rd option down.
Wow! There’s all the slides in this showcase!
Let’s pick our documentation one, C1.
Shazam. That’s done now and linked. Easy!
Now when we tap that hotspot in the gallery, it’ll take us to the same documentation slide as the one off the main menu.
To check out some of our other cool new features, head to that summary we mentioned earlier. If you want more details on this from a real human, ask the friendly bunch at firstname.lastname@example.org.